Aramco Europe hydrogen tech on show in Paris

Aramco Europe hydrogen tech on show in Paris

Hyvolution Paris is a forum for stakeholders across the hydrogen value chain and attracts hundreds of exhibitors and brands from all over the world.

It represents an opportunity for Aramco to highlight ongoing work developing hydrogen engine, synthetic fuel and direct air capture technologies.

The French capital is also home to Aramco Europe’s Fuel Research Center, where the company’s teams work towards improving fuel efficiency and reducing engine emissions.

“We are delighted to be able to demonstrate the potential impact of hydrogen, direct air capture and synthetic fuels on transportation and industrial processes,” said Aramco Fuel Research Center Director Pierre Olivier Calendini. “By working across multiple fronts and partnering with other industry leaders, we aim to advance lower carbon technologies for the benefit of all.”

Aramco Europe’s Fuel Research Center collaborates with several automotive partners, research groups and companies, to re-engineer gasoline and diesel engines for hydrogen combustion to achieve zero or near-zero emissions of both greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

Such collaboration extends across the company’s entire operational ecosystem. 

In Europe, Aramco is partnering with Repsol to develop a synthetic diesel and kerosene demo plant located in Bilbao, Spain, while in Saudi Arabia, it is working with NEOM to develop a synthetic fuel plant.

The company is also exploring numerous carbon reduction pathways in parallel with its work developing hydrogen engine and fuel technologies, and has collaborated with Siemens Energy to develop a Direct Air Capture (DAC) test unit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with the capacity to capture as much as 12 tons of CO2 per year, paving the way for a bigger plant with the capacity to capture 1,250 tons of CO2 every year.

The work undertaken in Paris is part of European network of Aramco research offices that include Aberdeen in Scotland and Delft in The Netherlands.

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